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The Sidewalk Symphony

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The Sidewalk Symphony
(D. O'Keefe)

Let's go down to the corner and tell me who you see
While I play this piece I call The Sidewalk Symphony
Here we see the Creature where it starts to sweat
Where Life is just another kind of liar's bet
Where the head will explode if it's held too high
Where there's only one choice and it's: Live or Die

The darkness of the Heart can even still the Soul
What can I say?
I'm trying to make it through the day to day
One step at a time, the journey is the goal
So they say
Here's hoping' that we make it through the day today

Talk is cheap you, don't have to go to the bank for jive
Just listen hard to the ones who tell you how to survive
Takes a silent strength to get from week to week
Then again, there're none so dumb as those who will not speak
So spit it out, soldier, it's the feel that counts
And what doesn't spatter is sure to bounce

So let's raise a glass to the gods and the heroes
To the only real numbers, the Ones and the Zeroes
We'll argue the difference 'tween Priceless and Free
And the crowd will sing the chorus to the Sidewalk Symphony

The darkness of the Heart can even still the Soul
What can I say?
I'm trying to make it through the day to day
One step at a time, the journey is the goal
So they say
Here's hoping' that we make it through the day today